CA ANFP was incorporated in August 1, 1972. Carol Hayes was the founding member. Among the other founding members were Johnie Price and Henrietta Tillery.
California chapter of HEIFFS (Hospital, Institutional, and Educational Food Service Society) was incorporated on August 1, 1972. (HEIFFS was the original name of ANFP.) The original executive board included: Mamiette Jones, Joan Bates, Johnnie Price, and Wilfred Hoomalu. Other pioneering members are: Joan Hathaway, Tom Hata, Darlene Dano, Angela Cervantes, Raul Hayasaka, Frank Aguirre, Randy Hutchins, Santina Currin, Erminia Valadez, Lorna Slagle, Arlene Routt, Anna Abutin, Dora Arrendono, Veronica (Ronny) Johanboeke, Richard Leeds, Johnnie Zacherson,Edith Molen, Vyleane Longshore, Linda Ann Perez, Hillary Tillery.